Tamang Heritage with Langtang Valley

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  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:27 Days
  • Trekking Duration:27 Days
  • Trip Grade:Moderate

Trip Highlights

Tamang Heritage with Langtang valley trek is a newly opened off the beaten track in Langtang and Gosaikunda, gaining its polarityty as the combination of culture, religion and nature in a get go. The main attraction of this trekking destination is the opportunity to explore the hidden lifestyle and culture of one of the oldest ethnic groups in South Asia – the Tamangs and Tibetans. Langtang valley is fascinating and has its unique ecosystem that has mesmerized the travelers over and over again.

• Chance to delve into Tibetan-influenced culture
• View of Mt. Langtang Lirung, Langshisha, Ganja La Pass
• Diverse flora and fauna
• Friendly and amazing people
• Langtang Village, Kyanjin Gompa and Buddhist temples

Trip Overview

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek in Langtang Valley is one of the most exhilarating and newly discovered treks into the Himalayas that not just offers picturesque Himalayan magnificence but also provides once in a lifetime close-up experience of Himalayan Tamang culture and their lifestyle. More than that, the trek you make on theses Tamang Heritage trail unswervingly adds value to the sustainable economic development of the local communities. The craftsmanship, dress, traditionally built stone households and the beautifully carved wooden porches reflect the uniqueness and the tranquility of the Himalayan scenery.

Tamang Heritage with Langtang valley trekking is a longer version of trekking in Langtang region which offers the trekkers to closely observed the people, their ancient practices and experience of living in such a rich backdrop in one of the hidden and remote areas of a such a small country if not, the world. From amazing scenery to experiencing a rich Tamang culture, this trek offers different tastes of different places in the Langtang region located north of Kathmandu. Throughout the long trekking journey, trekkers will enjoy amazing views of different mountain peaks like Mt. Langtang Lirung (7234m), Ganesh Himal (7422m), Gaurishankar (7134m), Langshisa Ri (6427m),  Ghengu Liru (6571m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Gangchempo (6387m), and so on.  You can take first-hand experience and see the daily routines of these remarkable ethnic groups in their natural state, living among them, exploring through the village trails, ancient monasteries and dense Rhododendron forests.

For the best experience, it is recommended to plan the trip in Nepali spring or autum season which falls in March to May and September to November respectively. In spring the forests are reddish with the Rhododendron flower. Although this trip can be taken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for every trekker.

You will be mesmerized by the majestic view of Langtang and Ganesh Himal range during the Tamang heritage trekking. If lucky, you can encounter the wild animals like leopards, red panda’s and musk deer etc. It should be noted that this trip is a combination camping, home stay and lodge trekking package.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Sightseeing in Wonders of Kathmandu Valley and Preparation for the trek
  • Day 3: Drive to Syabrubensi (1400m)
  • Day 4: Trek from Sybrubensi to Gatlang Village 2238m
  • Day 5: Trek from Gatlang Village to Tatopani 2607m
  • Day 6: Trek from Tatopani to Nagthali Gyang 3165m
  • Day 7: Trek from Nagthali Gyang to Timure 1762m
  • Day 8: Excursion to Rasuwagadhi 1815m and back to Timure
  • Day 9: Trek from Timure to Briddhim 2230m
  • Day 10: Trek from Briddhim to Sherpa Gaon 2563m
  • Day 11: Trek from Sherpa Gaon to Lama Hotel 2324m
  • Day 12: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang 3330m
  • Day 13: Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa 3730m
  • Day 14: Hike to Tsergo-Ri 4985m
  • Day 15: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel 2324m
  • Day 16: Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru 2210m
  • Day 17: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Lauribina 3900m
  • Day 18: Trek from Lauribina to Gosaikunda Lake 4380m
  • Day 19: Exploration Day
  • Day 20: Trek from Gosaikunda Lake to Gopte 3430m (6/7 hours) via Lauribinayak Pass 4610m
  • Day 21: Trek from Gopte to Malamchi Gaon 2530m
  • Day 22: Trek from Malamchi Gaon to Tarkeghyang 2740m
  • Day 23: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermanthang 2590m
  • Day 24: Trek from Sermanthang to Kakani 1996m
  • Day 25: Trek from Kakani to Malamchi Pul and drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 26: Sightseeing Tour – World Heritage sites in Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur
  • Day 27: Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

Welcome. You will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your respective hotels.

Today we start of the day with the tour of Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as Monkey Temple, from where a panoramic view of Kathmandu city can be seen. Then, we visit Hanumaan Dhoka Palace and Basantpura Durbar square, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple.

You then head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabrubesi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land.

Today begins the first day of our trek. We steeply ascend up to Rongga Bhanjyang and then continue to trek descending to the village of Goljung. We then gently climb up until we reach Tamang village of Gatlang.

Today we trek passing Chortens and Mani walls before entering the dense forest to reach Chilime. We then continue to trek crossing a suspension bridge that leads us to Gonggang village. After passing the village, the trail ascends to Tatopani. You can have a relaxing bath in the natural hot spring if you like.

We continue to trek through the forested path to reach Nagthali viewpoint. The trail goes up and down till Tamang village of Brimdang, and from there, we climb up gently to finally reach Nagthali viewpoint. We can see an amazing view of Langtang Lirung (7234m), Ganesh Himal (7422), and other mountain peaks from the viewpoint.

After watching the amazing sunrise view, we descend towards Thuman village. The trail continues to descend till Bhote Koshi River and crossing the suspension bridge over the river, we continue to move alongside Bhote Koshi until reaching Timure village near the Nepal-Tibet border.

Today, we gently ascend towards Rasuwagadhi to visit the historical fort. The route we take is basically an old trade route to Tibet. Rasuwagadhi is the Nepalese side of Nepal-Tibet border and hosts many tea shops and restaurants. After spending some time in Rasuwagadhi, we return back to Timure for an overnight stay.

Following the trails of Bhote Koshi River, we trek towards Lingling. Relishing the amazing landscapes, we then climb up until we arrive at the Tamang village of Briddhim. Later in the evening, we visit Dukchu Monastery, which is believed to have been chosen by the great Tibetan Lama, Guru Rimpoche, as a sacred site.

The trail today ascends to Khanjum village and passing through the Chortens, Mani walls, and prayers flags along the way, we make our way up further to Sherpa Gaon. We get an amazing view of the Langtang ranges from Sherpa Goan where we are welcomed by the warm hospitality of the Sherpa people.

Trekking through rhododendron forests with an amazing view of the Langtang range and Gosaikunda valley, we descend towards the Lama Hotel. We follow the trails of Langtang Khola downstream to reach Rimche and then follow the river upstream to arrive in Lama Hotel situated on the riverbank.

Continuing our trek through the forested path, we ascend through steep trail towards Ghoda Tabela. We then pass through yak pasturelands and cross a suspension bridge before arriving in the Tamang village of Langtang. Staying in Langtang allows us to learn about the Tamang lifestyle, culture, and tradition. From Langtang, we get an up-close view of Langtang Lirung (7234m) and other peaks.

Leaving Langtang village behind, we follow the trail through yak pasturelands passing several small villages, Chortens, and a large Mani wall on the way to Kyanjin Gompa. The ancient Kyanjin Gompa is considered as the most sacred monastery by the Tamang people of Langtang region. Kyanjin also offers a spectacular view of Langtang Lirung (7234m), Yubra (6264m), Dagpache (6567m), and other mountain peaks.

Today, we hike up to Tsergo-Ri located at the elevation of 4985m above the sea level. Upon reaching, we are rewarded with the 360-degree view of different mountains from the Langtang range to Ganja-La range, Yala Peak (5500m), Langshisha Ri (6427m), Gangchempo (6386m) and many others. We hike back to Kyanjin Gompa and visit the cheese factory, Buddhist shrines, and monastery as we interact with the locals.

We retrace our trail back to Lama Hotel descending through yak pasturelands until we reach Langtang. Following Langtang Khola downstream, we reach Ghodatabela and then Gumnachowk. We continue to trek back through the dense forest area to reach Lama Hotel.

We continue to walk through the forested path until reaching Bamboo. Walking on a landside prone area alongside Langtang Khola, we arrive at a hot spring. We then ascend through steep trail relishing the great mountain views in the background to reach Thulo Syabru.

Today, we begin our trek by ascending through steep hill above the village and then passe through the fields to reach Dursagang. We then continue to follow the steep trail through oak and hemlock forests and pasturelands that lead us to the top of the ridge at Lauribina.

Today, we head towards pristine Gosaikunda Lake, trekking on a rocky trail and steep ridges. We pass the first lake, Saraswati Kunda, and the second lake, Bhairab Kunda, to reach the third lake, Gosaikunda, itself. Gosaikunda is a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists and is believed to be created by Lord Shiva. The lake, surrounded by bare hills, envelops the area in tranquility.

Today, we take a day to explore the areas nearby Gosaikunda by visiting other holy lakes, monasteries, and temples. We can also hike to one of the smaller hills for a view of the surrounding mountains including the Langtang range. Later, we return back to the pristine Gosainkunda and relax in the peaceful environment.

Today, we need to cross over Lauribinayak Pass which is located at the elevation of 4610m above sea level. We begin to trek through rocky trail and then gently ascend on a steep path until we reach Laurebinayak Pass. After reaching the top of the pass, we slowly descend through rough steep terrain to Gopte.

The trail today takes through many ups and downs across the boulders of old moraines before ascending to Therapati. The trail then passes through dense rhododendron forests that lead us to Sherpa village of Malamchi Gaon.

Passing through the stupa and Chortens along the way, we cross a suspension bridge over Melamchi Khola and continue to trek through the steep trail. Passing the monastery of Nakotegaon, we enter the forested trail to reach Sherpa village of Tarkeghyang.

Leaving behind Tarkeghyang, we continue our trek passing small stream through the forested area. We again continue to walk through up and down trail passing several stupas and Chortens on the way to Sermathang. Upon reaching Ghangyul, we cross a large Mani wall and continue our trek until reaching Sermathang.

The trail today takes towards the rough village road passing the white stupa and statue of Guru Padmasambhava near the Nigale Banjyang. We then continue to walk on the village road with a distant view of the mountains to reach Kakani village.

For our last day trek, we head towards Malamchi Pul descending through dusty road and passing several villages along the way. Upon reaching Malamchi Pul, we take a drive back to Kathmandu enjoying the roadside view. You will be transferred to your hotel once you arrive in Kathmandu. Feel free to spend the evening exploring the markets and eateries near you.

Today, we go to visit two of the durbar squares in Kathmandu valley i.e. Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Enlisted under UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, these palaces exhibit the rich history and art of Kathmandu Valley. You can also taste local Newari cuisines while at these places. Do ask for recommendations with your tour guide.

Our team representative will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport for final departure.

" Dolma Treks covered all aspects of my dream trip: hotels, logistics, food, permits.
Tsering Lama is a very seasoned trip organizer and guide that knows the way things work locally, which means a hassle-free, pure joy adventure. I have traveled to Nepal 5 times so far, always with Dolma Treks. Have done a bit of everything: culture, trekking, yoga retreat, educational visits, rescue visits (Earthquake 2015). I have been solo, with friends, and even with my young son since he was 7. Everything was perfect, every single time.

I loved every second of my trips to Nepal and I simply can't wait to be back" 

M/s C. Kasper,

I would just like to say that our trekking holiday in Langtang National Park & our Bridim homestay with Tsering Lama and his wonderful porters "Lale and Mingmar" was the most memorable, amazing holiday I have ever experienced. The guidance and support given were just so great. My wish is that my Aussie friends join a trek with Dolma Tours one day to experience this amazing country of Nepal. Thank you, Tsering. Your Aussie friends, Tania, Steve & Jesse Pitt

Tania,Steve & Jesse Pitt,

I recently went on Tsering's 17-day tour of Nepal, in Oct/Nov 2013.
Tsering is an exceptional tour leader, very organized and a welcoming host. 
He paid much attention to detail both in the planning of the itinerary and throughout the course of the trip.  Right from the beginning, the pre-departure information was excellent and I felt very well-prepared.  Any questions I had about the trekking were answered promptly by email.
Tsering's itinerary has a lovely variety of places to visit: in Kathmandu, trekking in the Annapurna mountains, visiting the Chitwan National Park, and a stunning flight over Mount Everest.  On our trek, the porters were very helpful, friendly and spoke a little English.
Tsering was always professional and timely. We were also given great insight into the generosity of the Nepali people by being invited into his family home.
Heartfelt thanks again from me for a wonderful trip!

Mrs. M. Barnett,
Auckland, NZ

We joined one of Tsering's trips to Annapurna and Chitwan in October 2013, where Tsering warmly welcomed us at the airport and confidently and efficiently organized everything for us from the moment we arrived until our departure 17 days later, making the entire trip extremely relaxing and enjoyable.
His guidance with local customs and his ability to communicate clearly in English was invaluable in ensuring we were completely informed at all times of our programme.  His command of local languages meant we were afforded the best treatment at the local hotels, lodges, and restaurants throughout our trip.
The trip was a wonderful balanced mix of the frantic bustle of Kathmandu, the grandeur of the Annapurna mountains, and the thrill of the Chitwan jungle, all complemented by a style of travel that exposes you to, and allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture to the extent you are personally willing and comfortable with.
The local guides Tsering organized were very competent and knowledgeable, giving us a great opportunity to absorb, understand and appreciate the breadth and depth of Nepal's history and the many cultures that make up its friendly people. Tsering gave us a marvelous insight into the recent history and of current events that gave us a wonderful context and appreciation of what makes the nation of Nepal what it is today and influences its future.
For the trek, Tsering organized a friendly team of local porters and guides who worked so hard carrying our gear over the often steep terrain of the mountains. Special mention goes to our lead guide Lale, who ensured the trek was perfectly paced to match the abilities of our relatively senior group. The guides and porters always had a friendly and smiling disposition, and we had a marvelous party with them on our last night, sharing cultural song and dance.
Tsering is generous of both time and nature, we were privileged to meet his family, and we particularly enjoyed the company of his enchanting 11yo son Jigme on our trip, and of his young friend Amod.
I would unreservedly recommend Tsering as a guide to anyone travelling to Nepal who is wanting to get to know this intriguing and beautiful country and its friendly people, and who enjoys knowing everything is confidently organized for you in a relaxed and efficient manner by a knowledgeable local who is a marvelous ambassador for his people and his country.
Thank you, Tsering, I sincerely hope we have the opportunity to visit Nepal again someday and enjoy your friendly and proficient service.

Mr. G. Clark,
Auckland NZ

Tsering and his trekking company were brought to my attention by my daughter who had trekked with friends in Nepal. That trip was led by Tsering who was already known to one of the group. This group so recommended Tsering, that my wife and I decided upon a trekking tour under his guidance.
We were not any stage disappointed. Tsering contacted us and after considering age, fitness and wishes, designed what he thought was an appropriate tour. He emailed a comprehensive programme with some beautiful pictures and suggested dates. We arranged the flights to and from Kathmandu and brought in a couple of friends.
From our arrival until our departure, every detail was arranged. All accommodation, transport guides, porters, and dining was minutely cared for leaving us the freedom to simply enjoy ourselves. The team he engaged were known to him and endlessly strived to assist. Friendliness and honesty were so obvious.
Westerners are usually apprehensive about local cooking and food hygiene. Tsering always stationed one of the porters in the kitchens of the tea houses to oversee the cleanliness of food preparation. Some of his team are also chefs. It is a matter of pride for him that virtually all his tourists complete their trips without gastric upset.
Tsering is very kind, caring and attentive to detail. He is great fun, has a keen political insight as well as concern for the education of his young countrymen. He is honest and generous to a fault - as are his lovely family whom we met. We also enjoyed their hospitality.
If we return to Nepal there is absolutely no doubt we would ask Tsering to undertake our planning and if possible accompany us. He was faultless and thus I have no hesitation in recommending his company to your favorable attention.

Mr. & Mrs. Peters from Poole,
Poole, UK

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